How to Open a Corrupt Microsoft Word Document

The Microsoft Support center offers very details instructions on how to overcome this.

Word To Framemaker Tutorial

Many tech writers have had to convert Word documents into FrameMaker. It is a very unpleasant and painful process! The good news is that Tech Knowledge offer a nice tutorial that explains how to convert documents as quickly and efficiently as possible. “The infamous Word2Frame document describing tips and techniques for converting from Word to […]

DocBook: The Definitive Guide free online

You can now download DocBook: The Definitive Guide by Norman Walsh. You can copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, as spelled out in the book’s legal notice. According to its authors: “This book is designed to be the clear, concise, normative reference to the DocBook DTD. […]

MS Word File Conversion Issues

Fix conversion issues with Word 2007 by downloading this patch from Microsoft Office site: This 2007 Microsoft Office system update fixes conversion issues that occur with Microsoft Word documents.

MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats

You can download the free MS Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007 File Formats over here: This lets you open, edit, and save documents, workbooks, and presentations in the file formats new to Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2007. Microsoft add that, “By installing the Compatibility Pack in addition to Microsoft […]

How to Stop MS Word Crashing By Adding Images Correctly

Microsoft Word crashes for different reasons. One of the most common is related to images. While Microsoft Word lets you import different file formats, it struggles to support some more than others. Another way to look at this is that it has a preference for some more than others. From the testing I’ve done, it […]

MS Word – How to Hide the Page Number on the First Page

If you don’t want the page number to appear on the first page of your Word document, here’s what to do: 1. Click Insert from the menu bar and then choose Page Numbers. 2. Uncheck the Show number on first page checkbox. This stops Page 1 being printed on the first page. The second page […]

How to Create ‘Vertical’ Text in MS Word

In MS Word, you can change the orientation of text from horizontal to vertical in a few quick clicks. This trick is useful if you want to have text run up the side of a page or along a column. To do this, the text must be inside a text box, shape, callout, or table. […]

Apple Publications Style Guide – free download

You can also get the Apple Publications Style Guide online for free. It’s on their developers site at:

IBM Style Guide – free download

You can now download the IBM Style Guide which covers all areas of the business: hardware, software, mainframe, workstation, and more. “These guidelines are developed and maintained by a committee of technical editors from each IBM Division around the world who ensure that the guidelines address a global audience that uses a wide range of […]